Legacy of Blood: THE MASSACRE AT SAND CREEK, COLORADO by John Shaffner


byJohn Shaffner

Kobo ebook | March 2, 2012

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On November, 29th, 1864, Colonel John Milton Chivington, Major Scott Anthony and Major Jacob Downing led the Colorado 1st and 3rd Cavalry - 700 soldiers - to Sand Creek in southeast Colorado. The morning was bitter cold. Their ride was for the sole purpose of erasing a band of peaceful American Indians from the earth. They slaughtered men, women, old, and little children. At least one unborn infant is recorded as cut from her mother’s womb, scalped and thrown into the dirt. The soldiers cut off human body parts and paraded them through the streets of Denver City as grisly trophies. The exact number killed will never be known for sure. What is known is that Colonel Chivington planned everything about the massacre himself, down to the last, fine detail and then ordered it carried out. The Sand Creek Massacre has never been disputed, though there are those who attempt to justify it - even today - by calling it the Battle of Sand Creek. The massacre was one of the cruelest perversions in the history of the west, the mass slaughter of an innocent people.
LEGACY OF BLOOD is a novel that follows one family’s journey leading up to the massacre at Sand Creek. It is the story of Racer, Lucy Gray Feather, Tall Bear and their father and mother, Spotted Horse and Elizabeth Moon Frost Wellington, herself wasichu. LEGACY OF BLOOD is the story of Native Americans living on the plains during the settlement of the west, with nearly impossible odds of survival.

Title:Legacy of Blood: THE MASSACRE AT SAND CREEK, COLORADOFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 2, 2012Publisher:John ShaffnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:098501380X

ISBN - 13:9780985013806

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